End of Big 12 title game helping drive TCU offense ahead of Fiesta Bowl

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Max Duggan got TCU to the Kansas State 1 in overtime of the Big 12 title game, but the Frogs got no closer (Frogs Today/Melissa Triebwasser).



By Jeff Wilson
Frogs Today senior writer


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Possibly the only thing keeping the Fiesta Bowl from being a matchup of unbeaten teams is one yard.

Less than a yard, actually.

TCU had two tries to get it in overtime of the Big 12 championship game against Kansas State, and the each time bruising running back Kendre Miller was stuffed.

“The first couple of days, it kind of hurt just being one yard away,” Miller said Wednesday.

Max Duggan didn’t get a chance to score when a sneak seemed like the obvious play. He was out of steam after getting TCU to overtime and then to the Wildcats’ 1, and coach Sonny Dykes suggest afterward that Duggan wasn’t an option.

“He was exhausted,” offensive coordinator Garrett Riley said.

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